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Write Now Prompt for Apr 23, 2013

At Today’s Author, our first goal is to get you (and us) to write. Write Now is our own collection of prompts to help you do that.

It seemed so very urgent so I figured, hey, “Let’s give this bad boy a shot. ‘This prompt.” I mean, you all probably don’t give a care whether I sink, swim or fall off a cliff. Well, hopefully you kind of do care about the latter. I mean that is simply a matter of discovering if you have a shred of human decency, which I have yet to discover if you have any. Unfortunately, today, it can’t just be “assumed” that people are decent. I don’t want to go over that old hackneyed, that repetitive saying about assuming and such nonsense, but it is true. It is sad. I remember right after “Marathon Monday,” I just had to scribble something down on paper. There was literally a minute-by-minute account of what was going on in Watertown, Massachusetts, where all the gun fighting took place and that is also where the suspects were holed up in. But, I noticed something really, really frightening. The vocabulary. Not more than a couple of hours into the entire ordeal and the police had already been able to identify a couple of the bomb suspects. This was amazing intelligence work. The suspect’s faces were plastered, literally, all over the world and back. There were conversations and recordings that the suspects had with loved ones, neighbors, friends and possible conspirators. The vocabulary. I noticed that it had changed from one of “search,” and “find,” and “rescue,” to “hunt,” and “attack.” Then, I only had to look down at the television screen to see swat teams invading Watertown, encircling every possible area where the bombing suspect could be. Sure, I want to see that the one remaining kid sees, well, I want him to see nothing but prison for the rest of his life. If the death penalty is an option, he should get that. I also am glad that every other country in the world saw how fast and how sure the US whips into action, even against US citizens. That kid, just set back diplomatic accomplishments in the way of profiling a slew of years. When people see a dark-haired Arab “looking” or “Muslim” looking person they will think twice before trusting him or her, it is simply human nature, survival of the fittest.

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